Founder, Co-Owner, Head Coach

A heavy question was asked on me a few months back. As heavy as it was, I had an immediate answer. Someone asked, "What is your legacy?" I said, "My students". Back in 2001, I was one of the very few coaches in CT that actually trained pure Muay Thai. I loved it, I trained it, I fought and I shared it. In CT, I had the honor of starting some amazing martial artists on their path in Muay Thai. Since leaving Connecticut these students have grown to travel, fight and teach students and develop champions of their own. I read of their successes every single day and we talk more often than not. I see the success and know the underlying impact these coaches have made on the lives of their students. At a time and place where Muay Thai was nothing but a fantasy martial art on video games and vhs tapes, I'm always proud to have played my part in sharing my passion for the martial arts with the future generations.


Co-Owner, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Head Nutritionist

My passion for fitness and health started as a little girl. I was always involved in sports from third grade all the way to college. I played on the basketball team every year after that until my first year in college on the intramural team, along with being on the tennis and softball teams in high school. As my interest in health and fitness continued to develop, I went into nursing school for college although overtime knew that there was more out there for me than just becoming a nurse. As I started to make fitness my career choice, I left nursing school and became a full-time personal trainer at a big corporate gym to continue to pursue my passion to help others in their health. During this time, it became my dream to one day own my own gym. I left California in 2012, went to Dietetics School at the University of Hawaii at Manoa while working full time at a corporate gym, and graduated in May of 2016. Soon after moving from California, I met Rich. Little did we know that our dreams would come true and we would become owners of The Mango Tree Fitness and Martial Arts, Hawaii est. in 2016. Life's an awesome adventure! LIVE IT!

DotFit Ambassador and Sponsored Athlete
Bachelor of Science - Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Hawaii at Manoa ; Sports Nutritionist
NASM Personal Trainer, Yoga teacher, TRX Trainer, TRX Yoga, Buti Yoga,

Meet our coaching team.


Assistant Muay Thai Coach

I started training Muay Thai in 2009 in Northern California. I had already been a martial artist for a few years prior but something about Muay Thai truly captivated me. The dance between brutality and gracefulness grabbed my attention and 10 years later hasn’t let go. After fighting a handful of times on the amateur circuit I discovered a passion for sharing this art with others. Helping fighters and fitness enthusiasts discover this sport that has changed my life in so many ways is one of my life’s greatest joys.